10 Best Hotels Near Lake Tōya, Japan - Updated 2022

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Lake Tōya is something of an oddity. In spite of the fact that it is located in Hokkaido, the northernmost island in Japan, the lake never freezes — not even in winter. A part of Shikotsu-Tōya National Park, the lake itself is surrounded by many unique parks, such as Toyakoguruttochokoku Park and Ukimido Park, and the active volcano Mount Usu sits in the middle of the lake. It takes more than a day to appreciate the beauty of Lake Tōya, so you better book a nice place to stay during your visit. Scroll down to see our compilation of the best hotels near Lake Tōya, Japan, that will help you make the most of your visit.

1. The Vale Rusutsu (from USD 274)

Lake Tōya is a mere 27-minute ride away from The Vale Rusutsu, a luxury condominium hotel whose silhouette is defined by its prominent terrace. It is located at the base of Rusutsu’s world-class ski slopes, which makes it a great choice for Lake Tōya visitors who happen to be skiing enthusiasts. Unsurprisingly, this hotel has won Japan’s Best Ski Resort at The World Ski Awards for three years straight. Free WiFi is available all throughout this hotel, and the helpful staff can communicate with non-Japanese guests in English or Mandarin. Guests can avail of rooms that feature air-conditioning, a dining area with a kitchenette, a flat-screen TV, and a work desk. Some of the rooms are soundproofed and offer amazing views of Mount Shiritsu. Bicycle rentals, free parking, a coffee shop, and a golf course are also available on the property.


The Vale Rusutsu

Address: Aza-Izumikawa27-6 , Rusutsu, Niseko, Japan, 048-1711

2. Kitayuzawa Mori no Soraniwa (from USD 172)

Kitayuzawa Mori no Soraniwa is only a minute’s walk away from Shikotsu-Tōya National Park and a 37-minute drive from Lake Tōya, making it the ideal accommodation for people who want to fully experience the natural wonders of the area. The hotel features air-conditioned rooms with both Western-style and tatami beds, a seating area, a TV, a fridge, and a bathroom with all the necessary amenities. It also has an outdoor hot spring, a swimming pool, a karaoke, computers with Internet access, and a duty-free gift shop. As it is right in the middle of the Kita Yuzawa hot spring area, a free shuttle can take you to the hotel if you have booked it in advance. The same shuttle can take you to and from New Chitose Airport for an additional fee.


Kitayuzawa Mori no soraniwa

Address: Otaki-ku Kitayuzawa Onsen-cho 300-7

Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Private parking Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Gift shop Invoice provided On-site parking Air conditioning Hot tub

3. The Westin Rusutsu Resort (from USD 301)

The Westin Rusutsu Resort has a great location and offers more than just a place to stay at the end of your Lake Tōya visit. This hotel is perfect for skiing and biking enthusiasts as it is in close proximity to Rusutsu’s West Gondola, Rusutsu Ski Resort, West 1st Quad, and West 2nd Quad. It is also 18 km (11 mi) from Lake Toya. Its rooms feature flat-screen TVs, desks, private bathrooms, and seating areas. A free buffet breakfast is provided to guests, who can later unwind in the hotel’s sauna, indoor pool, and fitness center. Skiiers and cyclists can rent equipment from the hotel, and those new to the area can always get useful tips and information from the friendly 24-hour front desk staff.


The Westin Rusutsu Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Izumikawa 133
Accommodates: 7

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna

4. WE Hotel Toya (from USD 513)

With a strategic location in the town of Toyako, WE Hotel Toya gives easy access to the conveniences of modern living and provides you with the perfect jump-off point to Lake Tōya and other interesting spots in the area. The hotel features various facilities for the convenience of its guests, including a 24-hour front desk, a gift shop, free WiFi, and dedicated storage for luggage. It also features a fitness center and a garden that makes for rather healthy distractions. The rooms, meanwhile, vary in terms of amenities, and they typically come with a humidifier, a flat-screen TV, and closets.


WE Hotel Toya

Address: Abuta-gun Toyakocho 293-1

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Skiing Games room Free parking

5. Rusutsu Resort Hotel and Convention (from USD 200)

A 30-minute drive away from Lake Tōya, Rusutsu Resort Hotel and Convention has more than just comfortable lodging. It offers plenty of recreational opportunities in the form of an amusement park, a golf course, and public baths. Inside the hotel, guests can enjoy access to a gymnasium, indoor pool, and a 4D theater. Guests get to stay in rooms that typically come with free WiFi, a fridge, a safe, and a bathroom furnished with slippers and a hairdryer. Plus, they can enjoy a wide variety of food options. The hotel’s other amenities include coin-operated laundry machines and a game room. It also offers a shuttle service to New Chitose Airport for an additional charge.


Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention

Address: 13, Izumikawa, Rusutsu, Hokkaido, JPN, 048-1711

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna Golf course (within 3 km)

6. The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa (from USD 252)

You will surely not go wrong with The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa. The luxury hotel features tennis courts, a golf course, and a free shuttle that transfers guests from Tōya Station. The rooms are spacious and come with a seating area, a minibar, free wired Internet, an LCD TV, and designer toiletries. Beyond the confines of these suites, you can also soak in an indoor pool or relax in Bloom Spa Toya, which offers fitness facilities, hot spring baths, and massage services. Food-wise, the hotel’s restaurant primarily serves Italian cuisine and French pastry, while the on-site restaurants SUYAMA and Out of Africa Restaurant offer Japanese alternatives. The Polo Bar, on the other hand, offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Best of all, Lake Toya is 5.8 km (3.6 mi) away.


The Windsor Hotel TOYA

Address: Shimizu, Toyakocho, Abuta-gun, Toyako, Hokkaido, JPN, 049-5722

Spa and wellness centre Internet services Parking Private parking Car hire Ski equipment hire (on site) Express check-in/check-out Room service

7. Horohoro Sanso (from USD 131)

Located in the city of Date, Horohoro Sanso is a considerable distance away from Lake Tōya. However, its proximity to Route 453 ensures that visitors can get to the lake after a 36-minute drive. The hotel itself also offers a wide range of amenities for its guests’ recreation, including a fitness center, a garden, a hot tub, a karaoke, a sauna, and indoor sports facilities. A hot spring bath is also available. All rooms have both heating and air-conditioning and come with amenities such as complimentary tea, free WiFi, a fridge, a safe box, a seating area, and a telephone. Wheelchair ramps are provided for accessibility. Additionally, there is an abundance of other services for guests’ convenience, including a 24-hour front desk, shops, and airport transfer. Horohoro Sanso is surely perfect for people who love having everything they need in one place.


Horohoro Sanso

Address: Otaki-ku Onsen-cho Kitayuzawa 34

8. Hotel Cocoa

Located in Toyako, Hotel Cocoa offers its guests not only a comfortable stay but also a great starting point for touring the Lake Tōya area. The hotel provides free WiFi in both the public areas and some guest rooms, as well as other conveniences such as parking, a shuttle service, and daily American breakfast. The guest rooms, meanwhile, are optimized for comfort and provide amenities that vary depending on your suite, which often includes a flat-screen TV, slippers, and towels; some of the rooms even provide views of Lake Tōya. This hotel is definitely your best option if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay at the end of the day’s adventure.


Hotel Cocoa

Address: 102-18 Tsukiura, Toyako, Toyako, Toyoura, Japan, 049-5723

9. Lodge Romulus (from USD 51)

Situated at the base of Mount Shiribetsu, a 27-minute drive away from Lake Tōya, and 800 meters (2,625 feet) from Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, Lodge Romulus provides many opportunities for recreation. The hotel features free parking and a shared space with a microwave, an electric kettle, and coffee or tea. It also offers traditional Japanese robes called the yukata for guests to wear. The rooms are Western-style and includes heating, a refrigerator, and a bathroom complete with free toiletries and a bathtub. The hotel has a pronounced serene, rustic feel, making it perfect for guests who like a quiet, homelike accommodation.


Lodge Romulus

Address: Izumikawa 36-190

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Skiing Family rooms Free parking Internet services Hiking

10. Resort House Niseko First (from USD 484)

Resort House Niseko First is located in the skiing town of Niseko, a 44-minute drive away from Lake Tōya. Guests traveling to the hotel can avail of free shuttle service from either the Hilton Niseko Village bus stop or the JR Niseko Station, or they can bring their own ride and avail of the hotel’s private parking space. The hotel’s guest rooms each have a flat-screen satellite TV, a Blu-Ray player, a private bathroom, and a kitchen with a coffee maker, a microwave, a toaster, and an oven. Guests can rent out skiing equipment from the hotel and head to the nearby Annupuri International Ski Area and Niseko Village Ski Resort. Those on the way to Lake Tōya, on the other hand, can always learn how to ski in the hotel’s ski school.

Beyond proximity: choosing the best hotel near Lake Tōya

When choosing a hotel near Lake Tōya, one should consider more than just the accommodation’s distance from the lake. Every traveler knows that the hotel room is one’s home away from home, so be sure to choose one that provides you the best comfort and hospitality first and foremost.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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